EW Staff
July 12, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Everybody wants it. But only a few have It. Especially this year. To celebrate our sixth annual It List (#660/661, June 28/July 5), ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY held its first-ever invitation-only blowout blast at New York City’s Milk Studios.

More than 1,000 revelers attended the June 24 bash, which included past It cover alum Hayden Christensen (2000’s It Boy) and Heather Graham (1999’s It Girl). Also on hand to enjoy the It-tinis, Cosmopol-It-ans, and Burr-It-o Bar were such current and former It Listers as Lara Flynn Boyle, Taye Diggs, Mos Def, Robert Evans, Iann Robinson, Molly Shannon, and Maura Tierney.

In an EW-ized Milk Bar — thanks to ”Hot Sheet” pillows, a ”Shaw Report” corner with a neon In/Five Minutes Ago/Out sign, and a special book room showcasing recent Editor’s Picks — our It alums partied with perennial party people Shannon Elizabeth, David Copperfield, and the New York Post’s favorite portly pepper pot, Monica Lewinsky. DJ Cameron Douglas got the party started, spinner John Digweed (It Class of 2000) kicked it up a notch, and then Macy Gray (2000’s It Soul Survivor) found a groove during an hour-long set of songs including ”Sexual Revolution” and ”I Try” from her two previous albums, On How Life Is and The Id. ”Everyone here is It,” exclaimed guest Jimmy Fallon.

But why an It bash? ”There are lots of parties connected to big entertainment events,” says publisher Dave Morris, who introduced Gray. ”We wanted to throw a party that celebrated our editors’ ability to have their fingers on the pulse. No issue reflects that better than our annual It List.”

Another partygoer, Moby, has this to say: ”ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY is essentially just entertaining and reliable…it’s irreverent when it should be irreverent, and respectful when it should be respectful.”

Aw, shucks. We couldn’t have said It better.

JOHN SQUIRES

PRESIDENT

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